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Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. Trial Lawyer



Bruce Braley was a highly-respected trial lawyer in Iowa for 23 years before serving eight years in Congress representing Iowa’s 1st Congressional District. In 2015, Bruce started a new life chapter here in Colorado and joined Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. where he is a partner. Bruce made his mark in a short time, obtaining one of the largest medical malpractice verdicts in Colorado history. Bruce and his wife Carolyn love spoiling their one-year-old grandson, spending time with their children, cheering the Rockies, and getting up in the mountains every chance they get.

Community Involvement

  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters (President & Big Brother)
  • Dollars for Scholars (Chapter President)
  • Visiting Nurse's Association Board of Directors
  • Black Hawk Area Swim Team (President)
  • Waterloo Historic Preservation Commission
  • Iowa Legal Aid Board of Directors
  • Offered free legal services through the Volunteer Lawyers Project to low-income Iowans

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Trucking
  • Defective motor vehicles
  • Defective products


University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 1983

Iowa state University, B.A., 1980

Memberships & Affiliations
  • President of the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association
  • President of the Iowa Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Board of Governors of the American Association of Justice (AAJ)/Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA)
  • Chair-Elect of the Professional Negligence Section of ATLA
  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group
  • Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group
  • Trucking Litigation Group
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group
  • President of the Black Hawk County Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association Committee on Specialization
  • Appointed to Rules of Professional Conduct Drafting Committee and the Commission on Planning for the 21st Century by the Iowa Supreme Court
  • Appointed to Governor’s Task Force to Protect Iowans’ Consumer Privacy
  • Appointed to the Federal Practice Committee for the Northern District of Iowa
  • Named a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, the National College of Advocacy and the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Awards from the state and local trial lawyer associations in Iowa, New York, Philadelphia, Maryland, and Washington, DC.
  • Awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws at his Commencement Address at Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa
  • Honored by the Truck Safety Coalition
  • Honored by the New Lawyers Division of the American Association for Justice
  • Commencement Address at his alma mater, the University of Iowa College of Law
  • Cedar Valley Mayor’s Volunteer Performance Award
  • Couple of the Year by Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa